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112 Reasons To Move to Valencia – The Best Lifestyle Design For You

There are many reasons that a person decides to settle in a place to live. Family ties, inertia and work are three of the obvious ones. However over recent years Lifestyle Design has become much more important. As we become more mobile and the world is shrunk by better communications in terms of both the internet and transport connections we have greater choice in life. If you are able to make a choice and are not tied down to your traditional hometown or a life driven by work and commuting why would you choose Valencia? Well, we have put together a not so short list for you. Let’s present, just for you, 112 Reasons to move to Valencia.
 
1) Paella
 
Paella in Valencia

Paella in Valencia. Avoid the tourist areas and head down to El Palmar in the Albufera for the best ones

 
2) Two Opera Houses
 
The original Opera House in Valencia

The original Opera House or Palau De Música in Valencia has been superseded by the new one in the City of Arts and Sciences but the sound is better in this one. 

 
3) The Mediterranean
 
Malvarrosa Beach

Malvarrosa Beach by The Mediterranean. Warm, clear, clean water of the Mediterranean in Valencia.

 
4) The Turia Riverbed
 
Valencias Riverbed Park Is Truly Wonderful

Valencia’s Riverbed Park Is Truly Wonderful. A park, a tourist attraction, an outdoor gym, a sports field and a bike track all in one. Read more about it here

 
5) Green Space
 
A Fantastic Park in La Eliana

A Fantastic Park in La Eliana. Most small towns have their own secluded and shady parks to enjoy

 
6) The Science Museum
 
City of Arts and Sciences By Night

City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia By Night. The biggest tourist attraction in Spain is surprisingly in Valencia. 

 
7) The Fallas Museum
 
Fallas Museum Where One Fallas Model Each Year is Rescued And Kept

Fallas Museum Where One Fallas Model Each Year is Rescued And Kept

 
8) Fallas
 
La Virgen and her Flower Dress

La Virgen and her Flower Dress. Fallas is big, brash, loud and totally mad. A mid March fiesta that is unmissable. 

 
9) Fireworks
 
Mascleta Fireworks In Valencia

Mascleta Fireworks In Valencia. A mascleta is loud, very loud, it also seems to defeat the object of fireworks being predominantly a daytime thing. But stand next to one and you will be amazed. 

10) Ruzafa’s cafe society

 
Ubik Cafe In Ruzafa

Ubik Cafe In Ruzafa. One of the huge numbers of Coffee Shops in Valencia’s Hipster Paradise of Ruzafa

 
11) Fartons
 
Fartons are Iced Buns Served With the Acquired Taste Horchata

Fartons are Iced Buns Served With the Acquired Taste Horchata (Image by Wikipedia)

 
12) El Palmar
 
El Palmar In The Albufera at Sunset

El Palmar In The Albufera at Sunset. This is where the rice for the Paella is grown and it is also a twitcher’s heaven at different times of year as migrating birds congregate.

 
13) The Albufera
 
Albufera Lake In Valencia

Albufera Lake In Valencia. Surrounding El Palmar you can take a boat ride on the Albufera and enjoy the sun setting over water. 

 
14) Valencia football club
 
Valencia Football Ground

Valencia Football Ground – Mestalla. They have another unfinished ground too but this 55000 capacity open ground is fantastic. Don’t go if you get vertigo. 

 
15) Levante Football Club
 
Levante Football Ground

Levante Football Ground in the Rain. Just promoted back to La Liga as champions and with season tickets from as little as 120 euros Levante are the hipster alternative to Valencia. 

 
16) Minority Sports
 
Roller Derby In Valencia

Roller Derby In Valencia. One of the multitude of minority sports represented in Valencia. 

 
17) Outdoor Lifestyle
 
The Outdoor Lifestyle in Valencia

The Outdoor Lifestyle in Valencia. It even includes playing Quidditch in the Turia park!

 
18) Cycle Tracks
 
Cycle Paths Predominate in Valencia

Cycle Paths predominate in Valencia. One of the best cities in the world for the cyclist (Photo via Valencia Tourism)

 
19) Olocau
 
Olocau is a gorgeous little village just 25 minutes from Valencia City

Olocau is a gorgeous little village just 25 minutes from Valencia City. Take a look at some of our properties in Olocau here

 
20) the Sierra Calderona mountains
 
Views From The Sierra Calderona Mountains

Views From The Sierra Calderona Mountains can be stunning all the way down to Valencia and the coast. On a very clear day you can see the balearics. 

 
21) Loads of interesting trips within an hour of the city
 
Chulilla A Small Village Just 45 Minutes From Valencia

Chulilla A Small Village Just 45 Minutes From Valencia is one of the amazing number of lovely little villages near to Valencia. 

 
22) Naquera
 

 

Naquera in the Sierra Calderona Mountains

Naquera in the Sierra Calderona Mountains gets you away from the heat of the city and yet is just 20 minutes from the coast. Take a look at our properties in Naquera here

 
23) Beach Bars
 
Beach Bars in Valencia. This one is on the Patacona

Beach Bars in Valencia. This one is on the Patacona and is one of five excellent and well priced places to spend a shady afternoon watching the kids play in the Mediterranean.

 
24) The Patacona
 
The Patacona Beach in Valencia is a Popular Place To meet Up And Shoot the Breeze

The Patacona Beach in Valencia is a Popular Place To meet Up And Shoot the Breeze. The beach wall doubles as a picnic table on summer nights. Grab your bit of wall early. 

 
25) The Marina
 
The Marina Real in Valencia Was Developed For The America's Cup

The Marina Real in Valencia Was Developed For The America’s Cup. It now houses a variety of superyachts and less opulent sailboats. 

 
26) Ocenagrafic
 
The Aviary at the Oceanografic in Valencia

The Aviary at the Oceanografic in Valencia. The best par of the City of Arts and Sciences to visit over and over again.

 
27) Bioparc
 
Lemurs at the Bioparc in Valencia

Lemurs at the Bioparc in Valencia. Due to be extended in the next two years the Bioparc has one of the best cafes in Valencia overlooking the savannah. 

 
28) the Developing Parque Central
 
The Developing Parque Central in Valencia

The Developing Parque Central in Valencia. First phase due for completion in September 2017. Will provide another huge urban park on top of the railway sidings in Valencia. 

 
29) Affordable Housing
 
Three Bedroomed Apartment in the Chic Little Town of Rocafort For Just 62000 Euros

Three Bedroomed Apartment in the Chic Little Town of Rocafort For Just 62000 Euros (Click Image to see more)

 
30) Decent Rental Costs
 
You can rent an apartment in Valencia from just 450 Euros per month

You can rent an apartment in Valencia from just 450 Euros per month

 
31) An Easy Life
 
Life in Valencia can be a lot more relaxing

Life in Valencia can be a lot more relaxing. You just have to know how to live it. 

 
32) Ultra Fast Internet
 
With Ultra Fast 4g Internet all over the city you can work from anywhere

With Ultra Fast 4g Internet all over the city you can work from anywhere.This post is being written in a coffee shop overlooking the Patacona beach.

 
33) the Metro
 
Valencia metro

Valencia metro links up the whole city seamlessly. You can get from the airport into the centre in 20 minutes and to the beach in ten more. 

 
34) Valenbisi
 
Grab a Valenbisi Bike and Leave it Anywhere in the city. Amazing value at under 30 Euros per year

Grab a Valenbisi Bike and Leave it Anywhere in the city. Amazing value at under 30 Euros per year. 

 
35) the Muvim film and tv Museum
 
The Muvim Museum in Valencia with some of the most innovative graphic displays

The Muvim Museum in Valencia with some of the most innovative graphic displays

 
36) Roman remains at the Almoina
 
The Roman Remains Found in Valencia are displayed underground at the Almoina

The Roman Remains Found in Valencia are displayed underground at the Almoina. And we have a lot of Roman Remains in Valencia.

 
37) Lemon Trees
 
Lemon Trees Grow Like Weeds in Valencia

Lemon Trees Grow Like Weeds in Valencia. Just like the oranges you can find them everywhere. 

 
38) Facades
 
Classical Facades Abound All Over The City. Just Walk Around Looking Up

Classical Facades Abound All Over The City. Just Walk Around Looking Up

 
39) Modernist and traditional architecture
 
City of Arts and Sciences Emphasises The Modern Architecture Whereas The Traditional Facades Above Give a Stunning Contrast

City of Arts and Sciences Emphasises The Modern Architecture Whereas The Traditional Facades Above Give a Stunning Contrast

 
40) Agua De Valencia
 
Agua De Valencia? Orange Juice, Cava and Vodka. Not for the faint hearted as it goes down so easily.

Agua De Valencia? Orange Juice, Cava and Vodka. Not for the faint hearted as it goes down so easily.

 
 
41) The River Turia valley walk or bike ride
 
The River Turia Valley Walk or Bike Ride From Bugarra Into The City Has Loads Of Bridges Criss Crossing The River

The River Turia Valley Walk or Bike Ride From Bugarra Into The City Has Loads Of Bridges Criss Crossing The River

 
42) Valencia Property
 
Valencia Property For You

Valencia Property Making The Process of Buying in Valencia Look Easy For You (But of course)

 
43) Football Pitches Everywhere
 
One Of The Many Football Pitches in The River Turia

One Of The Many Football Pitches in The River Turia. If football is your thing then you will not struggle to find a pitch to play on.

 
44) Fantastic Sports Facilities
 
Fantastic Sports Facilities Abound in Valencia

Fantastic Sports Facilities Abound in Valencia But The Starting Point Is Open Public Space Such as The Beaches and Riverbed

 
45) Relaxed Police
 
The Police Are Generally Relaxed Here Except When The Royal Family Visit

The Police Are Generally Relaxed Here Except When The Royal Family Visit

46) Central Market
 
Valencia's Central market Dome and Ceiling

Valencia’s Central Market Dome and Ceiling. The Food Is Great but the Building is Even Better

 
47) Benimaclet
 
Benimaclet Fruit Shop

Benimaclet Fruit Shop. Benimaclet is one of the lesser known student haunts in Valencia. On the edge of the city but well communicated and near to the Universities. A Great Place to Live

 
48) The Trade Fair
 
There Have Been Trade Fairs in Valencia Now For 100 Years

There Have Been Trade Fairs in Valencia Now For 100 Years. There’s probably one for your business or interests

 
49) Vintage Fashion Shops
 
Vintage Shops Can Be Found Everywhere Throughout The Carmen and Ruzafa in Valencia

Vintage Shops Can Be Found Everywhere Throughout The Carmen and Ruzafa in Valencia

 
50) #ValenciaBlue
 
Valencia Blues Almost Every Day

Valencia Blues Almost Every Day

 
51) the Malvarrosa
 
Fountain at the Malvarrosa beach

Fountain at the Malvarrosa beach

 
52) the Cabanyal area
 
Traditional Fishermen's Cottages In The Cabanyal Are Usually Tiled

Traditional Fishermen’s Cottages In The Cabanyal Are Usually Tiled Often in a Quaint Way

 
53) The Sand Dunes at El Saler
 
Sand Dunes At El Saler Beach to the South of the City

Sand Dunes At El Saler Beach to the South of the City

 
54) Menus of the Day for Under Ten Euros
 
The Menu Del Día Is a Spanish tradition. Great Value For Money

The Menu Del Día Is a Spanish tradition. Great Value For Money

 
55) The Silk Market
 
La Lonja - The Silk market in Valencia. A Trading Point For Marco Polo

La Lonja – The Silk market in Valencia. A Trading Point For Marco Polo

 
56) Ruzafa Market
 
Ruzafa Street Market. There is the traditional food market and then the outside market a couple of days every week.

Ruzafa Street Market. There is the traditional food market and then the outside market a couple of days every week.

 
57) The Town Hall Visit
 
The Town Hall is Now Open For Visits After Years Of Being Closed. The New Government Wants You To See Inside

The Town Hall is Now Open For Visits After Years Of Being Closed. The New Government Wants You To See Inside

 
58) The Post Office Dome
 
The Post office Dome in Valencia. Walk in. Look Up

The Post office Dome in Valencia. Walk in. Look Up

 
59) Urban Shopping
 
The Mercado de Colon in Valencia is One of the many Urban Shopping Centres in the City

The Mercado de Colon in Valencia is One of the many Urban Shopping Centres in the City

 
60) Levante Cricket Club
 
Cricket in Valencia is Played at the Baseball Ground in the Turia Riverbed. Levante CC are always looking for more members.

Cricket in Valencia is Played at the Baseball Ground in the Turia Riverbed. Levante CC are always looking for more members.

 
61) Smoking Balconies
 
Most Valencia Apartments Don't Have Terraces. Many Have Balconies Though Traditionally used To Smoke On. Keep an Eye Out For Them

Most Valencia Apartments Don’t Have Terraces. Many Have Balconies Though Traditionally used To Smoke On. Keep an Eye Out For Them

 
62) The Ateneo Sky Bar in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento
 
The Ateneo Sky Bar in The Plaza del Ayuntamiento is a Great Place To Have Your Cocktail Overlooking the Square

The Ateneo Sky Bar in The Plaza del Ayuntamiento is a Great Place To Have Your Cocktail Overlooking the Square. The Building Isn’t Bad Either

 
63) Mascletas
 
They Love A Good Mascleta Daytime Fireworks Display in Valencia

They Love A Good Mascleta Daytime Fireworks Display in Valencia

 
64) Boat Rides on the Albufera
 
Relax on an Albufera Boat Trip From El Palmar

Relax on an Albufera Boat Trip From El Palmar. This guy gets it right

 
65) Eels
 
All-i-Pebre is a traditional Valencia dish. That's why we have eels in here.

All-i-Pebre is a traditional Valencia dish. That’s why we have eels in here.

 
66) Oranges
 
The Home of Valencia oranges of Course and streets full of orange trees and the smell of orange blossom

Valencia is the Home of Valencia oranges of course. Streets full of orange trees and the smell of orange blossom

 
67) Tree Lined Streets
 
Calle Barraca in the Cabanyal is just one of the many palm and orange lined streets in Valencia.

Calle Barraca in the Cabanyal is just one of the many palm and orange lined streets in Valencia.

 
68) The Bridges
 
One of the many bridges that cross the riverbed in Valencia

One of the many bridges that cross the riverbed in Valencia. Each Valencia bridge has its own style

 
69) Great Public Transport Options
 
Valencia Main Railway Station. A Great starting or finishing point for any journey and just one of the places to get around from Valencia.

Valencia Main Railway Station. A Great starting or finishing point for any journey and just one of the places to get around from Valencia.

 
70) Lack of Traffic
 
The lack of traffic in Valencia compared with most other major cities is striking. Even right in the centre there are not usually traffic jams in Valencia

The lack of traffic in Valencia compared with most other major cities is striking. Even right in the centre there are not usually traffic jams in Valencia

 
71) Balcony Dressing Week in Ruzafa
 
A Decorated Balcony During Ruzafa's balcony week. The idea is to speak out about social and societal issues

A Decorated Balcony During Ruzafa’s balcony week. The idea is to speak out about social and societal issues

 
72) Fine Arts Museum
 
The Fine Arts Museum By The Riverbed in Valencia.

The Fine Arts Museum By The Riverbed in Valencia.

 
73) The Carmen
 
The Corner of Caballeros and Quart, the Plaza Tossal in Valencia's Carmen District

The Corner of Caballeros and Quart, the Plaza Tossal in Valencia’s Carmen District. Vintage shops, bars, clubs, restaurants and nightlife galore in the old town of Valencia

 
74) The Cafe Teatro Circuit
 
One of the many bars that appear on the cafe teatro Circuit in Valencia. Small theatre groups and stand up comedy can be seen regularly

One of the many bars that appear on the cafe teatro Circuit in Valencia. Small theatre groups and stand up comedy can be seen regularly

 
75) Ubik Coffee Shop and Books
 
Ubik Cafe in Ruzafa. One of the best places to read, drink and eat

Ubik Cafe in Ruzafa. One of the best places to read, drink and eat

 
76) Cakes and Pastries in Ruzafa
 
The Dulce de Leche Cake Shop on Pintor Gisbert Is One of The Many You Can Find In Ruzafa

The Dulce de Leche Cake Shop on Pintor Gisbert Is One of The Many You Can Find In Ruzafa

 
77) Arepas and Other South American Food Shops
 
Arepas Filled With Carne mechada

Arepas Filled With Carne Mechada. You can find them all over Valencia

 
78) Chinatown Supermarkets
 
Chinatown in Valencia by the main railway station is a great place for shopping for all things Asian. Has a life of its own and is growing all the time.

Chinatown in Valencia by the main railway station is a great place for shopping for all things Asian. Has a life of its own and is growing all the time.

 
79) An Airport Five Minutes From The City
 
Valencia Airport Where you can get the metro straight into the city centre or a car will take you there in just over 5 mins

Valencia Airport Where you can get the metro straight into the city centre or a car will take you there in just over 5 mins

 
80) Valencia City of Running
 
Fancy a half marathon or marathon in preparation for the World Marathon Championships?

Fancy a half marathon or marathon in preparation for the World Marathon Championships?

 
81) Taxi Drivers Who Know The Way
 
Taxi Drivers in Valencia in General Know the way and actually take that route

Taxi Drivers in Valencia in general Know the way and actually take that route

 
82) Serra
 
Serra is a lovely little town in the Sierra Calderona mountain range just half an hour away from the city of Valencia

Serra is a lovely little town in the Sierra Calderona mountain range just half an hour away from the city of Valencia

 
83) The Botanical Gardens
 
The Botanical Gardens are an excellent escape from the streets of central Valencia.

The Botanical Gardens are an excellent escape from the streets of central Valencia.

 
84) Paddle Board Paradise
 
The Mediterranean Is Often Like a Millpond. Perfect for paddle boarding, even at night

The Mediterranean Is Often Like a Millpond. Perfect for paddle boarding, even at night

 
85) The Bullring
 
The bullring in Valencia. Best visited for beer festivals, concerts and photo opps

The bullring in Valencia. Best visited for beer festivals, concerts and photo opps

 
86) The Main Train Station
 
The Main Station Facade at Valencia's Estacion del Norte

The Main Station Facade at Valencia’s Estacion del Norte

 
87) Original Version Cinemas
 
The Arthouse Cinema Near Avenida Aragon is just one of the cinemas showing VO films in Valencia

The Arthouse Cinema Near Avenida Aragon is just one of the cinemas showing VO films in Valencia

 
88) Lots of Universities
 
Valencia Has a Huge Student Population. The University, Poly and private Universities can be found in various districts of the city

Valencia Has a Huge Student Population. The University, Poly and private Universities can be found in various districts of the city

 
89) A Young Population
 
If you are opening a business there is a large young population just waiting to be given a chance. Sometimes you can get them off their phones too ;-)

If you are opening a business there is a large young population just waiting to be given a chance. Sometimes you can get them off their phones too 😉

 
90) The Tin Soldier Museum
 
The Tim Soldier Museum on Calle Caballeros as Featured on "Spectacular Spain" recently

The Tim Soldier Museum on Calle Caballeros as Featured on “Spectacular Spain” recently

 
91) The Sobremesa
 
The Sobremesa is that period after you eat all of this. The time spent chatting after a meal drinking coffee, having a bit more wine and shooting the breeze. It can go on for hours

The Sobremesa is that period after you eat all of this. The time spent chatting after a meal drinking coffee, having a bit more wine and shooting the breeze. It can go on for hours

 
92) Bougainvillea
 
It grows like a weed and is rather beautiful in the Valencian spring

It grows like a weed and is rather beautiful in the Valencian spring

 
93) The Torres Serranos
 
Serranos Towers. The gate to the city when the river was navigable up to the old city

Serranos Towers. The gate to the city when the river was navigable up to the old city. Worth a trek up to look over the rooftops of the Old Town

 
94) The Old Arabic Walls
 
Underneath the Plaza de Tossal you can find a part of the old Arabic Walls of Valencia. Also in plenty of places in the centre you can find traces of the old city walls

Underneath the Plaza de Tossal you can find a part of the old Arabic Walls of Valencia. Also in plenty of places in the centre you can find traces of the old city walls

 
95) El Cid
 
The Statue of El Cid in Valencia stands a little incongruously on the edge of the Plaza de España.

The Statue of El Cid in Valencia stands a little incongruously on the edge of the Plaza de España. Looks a little like Charlton heston as do most El Cid statues

 
96) Music and Concert Venues
 
Intimate or outdoor such as the Viveros summer concerts or the City of Arts and Sciences festivals. There are plenty of music events in Valencia every year

Intimate or outdoor such as the Viveros summer concerts or the City of Arts and Sciences festivals. There are plenty of music events in Valencia every year

 
97) The Comedy Circuit
 
Not only Spanish stand up but imported acts now come into Valencia to do comedy in English too. Recently graced by Eddie Izzard, Tony Law and Dane Baptiste

Not only Spanish stand up but imported acts now come into Valencia to do comedy in English too. Recently graced by Eddie Izzard, Tony Law and Dane Baptiste

 
98) The Casino
 
If you are into a night at the Casino then Valencia has two, one near the Congress Palace and the other in Puzol

If you are into a night at the Casino then Valencia has two, one near the Congress Palace and the other in Puzol

 
99) The Cathedral
 
The rear of the Cathedral in Valencia by night.

The rear of the Cathedral in Valencia by night in the Plaza de la Virgen.

 
100) The Holy Grail
 
Indiana Jones and Monty Python wasted their time. The Holy Grail was in Valencia all that time.

Indiana Jones and Monty Python wasted their time. The Holy Grail was in Valencia all that time.

 
101) The Cycle Paths
 
Valencia has one of the best network of Cycle Paths in the world. That and with the city being mostly totally flat it is a cyclist's paradise

Valencia has one of the best network of Cycle Paths in the world. That and with the city being mostly totally flat it is a cyclist’s paradise

 
102) the Berklee concerts
 
The Berklee Concerts outdoors at the City of Arts and Sciences are a regular summer attraction.

The Berklee Concerts outdoors at the City of Arts and Sciences are a regular summer attraction.

 
103) Outside Gyms for Everyone
 
Outside gyms can be found at the beaches, sports centres and park all over Valencia

Outside gyms can be found at the beaches, sports centres and park all over Valencia for young and old alike

 
104) Terraces at the Bars
 
If you have an enviable climate you may as well take advantage right? Outside terraces at the bars and restaurants make al fresco drinking and dining perfect

If you have an enviable climate you may as well take advantage right? Outside terraces at the bars and restaurants make al fresco drinking and dining perfect

 
105) The Smell of Orange Blossom
 
Ok you cannot smell it in the picture but get here and you will know what we are talking about. The smell of orange blossom infuses most houses in Valencia

Ok you cannot smell it in the picture but get here and you will know what we are talking about. The smell of orange blossom infuses most houses in Valencia

 
106) That Afternoon Breeze That Blows Through The City
 
The Breeze in Valencia allows a lot of afternoon kite flying

The Breeze in Valencia allows a lot of afternoon kite flying. It also cools down the city making the climate even more acceptable

 
107) Art Deco buildings
 
Some hidden art deco buildings are scattered through Valencia. This one on Calle Castellon is particularly interesting

Some hidden art deco buildings are scattered through Valencia. This one on Calle Castellon is particularly interesting

 
108) Hidden Bars That Are Cool
 
The Hidden Room at Casa Montaña Especially for groups of friends to have an intimate soiree

The Hidden Room at Casa Montaña Especially for groups of friends to have an intimate soiree

 
109) The Cat House in the Carmen
 
The Cat House is hidden away in the Carmen. Well worth seeking out just for discovering hidden corners of the Carmen

The Cat House is hidden away in the Carmen. Well worth seeking out just for discovering hidden corners of the Carmen

 
110) The Torres Quart
 
The second gate to the city still standing, the Torres Quart guard the entrance into Valencia from Madrid and mark the start of the old town

The second gate to the city still standing, the Torres Quart guard the entrance into Valencia from Madrid and mark the start of the old town

 
111) Benicassim
 
Glastonbury in the sun by the beach. Benicassim is possibly the best music festival in the World. Just an hour and a bit north of the city.

Glastonbury in the sun by the beach. Benicassim is possibly the best music festival in the World. Just an hour and a bit north of the city.

 
112) Solidarity
 
If there is injustice we love a good protest in Valencia. This was a sign during the 15M protests a few years back in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento

If there is injustice we love a good protest in Valencia. This was a sign during the 15M protests a few years back in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento. Solidarity is strong in Valencia because community is strong.

 
Is that enough to attract you here then? If you are tempted then contact us below or by mail. We will take good care of you and find you your ideal Valencia Property. I have also been asked why 112 reasons? Well that’s what i got up to. What would you add in?
 
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